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Velasquez, Eric

Overview
Works: 82 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 34,346 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Picture books  Detective and mystery stories  Pictorial works  Humor  Ghost stories  Anecdotes 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.S68524, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Eric Velasquez
Publications by Eric Velasquez
Most widely held works about Eric Velasquez
 
Most widely held works by Eric Velasquez
Journey to Jo'burg : a South African story by Beverley Naidoo( Book )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 1,804 libraries worldwide
Separated from their mother by the harsh social and economic conditions prevalent among blacks in South Africa, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother make a journey of over 300 kilometers to find her in Johannesburg
Encyclopedia Brown cracks the case by Donald J Sobol( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 1,745 libraries worldwide
America's Sherlock Holmes in sneakers continues his war on crime in ten more cases, the solutions to which are found in the back of the book
Grandma's gift by Eric Velasquez( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
Overview: This prequel to Eric Velasquez's biographical picture book. Grandma's Records is the story of a Christmas holiday that young Eric spends with his grandmother. After they prepare their traditional Puerto Rican celebration, Eric and Grandma visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a school project, where he sees a painting by Diego Velasquez and realizes for the first time that he could be an artist when he grows up. Grandma witnesses his fascination, and presents Eric with the perfect Christmas gift-a sketchbook and colored pencils-to use in his first steps toward becoming an artist. A heartwarming story of self-discovery, Grandma's Gift is a celebration of the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild
The skirt by Gary Soto( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,329 libraries worldwide
When Miata leaves on the school bus the skirt that she is to wear in a dance performance, she needs all her wits to get it back without her parents' finding out that she has lost something yet again
Champion : the story of Muhammad Ali by James Haskins( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
A biography of Muhammad Ali, from his childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, his legendary boxing career, and his conversion to Islam and opposition to the war in Vietnam, to his appearance at the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta
Encyclopedia Brown and the case of the two spies by Donald J Sobol( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
The solutions to 10 mysteries solved by Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown are given in a separate section, challenging the reader to match wits with the 10-year-old mastermind of Idaville's war on crime
A sweet smell of roses by Angela Johnson( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,092 libraries worldwide
A stirring yet jubilant glimpse of the youth involvement that played an invaluable role in the Civil Rights movement
I, Matthew Henson : polar explorer by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of the African American explorer who, together with Robert E. Peary, discovered the North Pole in 1909
Chain of fire by Beverley Naidoo( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
When the villagers of Bophelong are forced to leave their houses and resettle in a barren "homeland," thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother join in a school demonstration and learn that the South African government treats even children who dissent with brutality
Houdini : world's greatest mystery man and escape king by Kathleen Krull( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
Presents the life and career of Harry Houdini, whose dramatic style and amazing physical abilites made him one of the most famous magicians and contortionists of all time. Introducing the astonishing, the unforgettable ... HOUDINI! He made himself a living legend and became the most famous name in magic. But Harry Houdini, like his acts, was fascinating and mysterious. As a child, he was often on the edge of homelessness, so he would charge crowds to watch him perform tricks he knew no one else could do. After leaving home to seek his fortune, Houdini mastered every form of magic available-card tricks, juggling, illusions-and traveled the world over to make a name for him. But true stardom came to him only when he began to focus his act around daring, heart-stopping escapes. By sheer force of will, Houdini trained his body to withstand the torturous demands of the elaborate acts he created. How did he do it? Magicians never tell
The price of freedom : how one town stood up to slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
Documents the efforts of an Ohio community to secure the freedom of escaped slave John Price, examining various aspects of Price's escape from Kentucky, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and the heroic showdown
Jesse Owens : fastest man alive by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
A simple biography of one of the most inspirational athletes in history
Grandma's records by Eric Velasquez( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 870 libraries worldwide
The author describes his boyhood summers spent at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem where she introduced him to the sounds and steps of the merengue and the conga and told him stories of Puerto Rico
The piano man by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
A young Afro-American girl recalls the life story of her grandfather who performed in vaudeville and played piano for the silent movies
Three cheers for Keisha by Teresa Reed( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Finding herself at a cheerleading camp is a dream come true for Keisha--and then she gets named squad leader! Her adventures at the camp prepare her for the cheerleading tryouts at home
Touch the sky : Alice Coachman, Olympic high jumper by Ann Malaspina( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
A biography of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, from her childhood in segregated Albany, Georgia, in the 1930s, through her recognition at the 1996 Olympics as one of the hundred best athletes in Olympic history. Includes bibliographical references
Front porch stories at the one-room school by Eleanora E Tate( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Margie and her younger cousin forget their boredom when Margie's father entertains them with stories about people and events in their small Missouri town's past
Keisha, the Fairy Snow Queen by Teresa Reed( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
An adventure in Ellie's attic reveals to Keisha her responsibility when she sees kids in her class cheat on a math test
Ol' Clip-Clop : a ghost story by Pat McKissack( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
One October night in 1745, John Leep, a mean and stingy lawyer, sets out to evict a widow from one of his rental houses and is followed by a ghostly rider
Beautiful moon : a child's prayer by Tonya Bolden( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
"Under a radiant moon and surrounded by all the noises of the city at night, a little boy prays for those in need, for wars to end, for the sick to be healed, and for all the members of his family"--
 
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Alternative Names
ヴェラスケス, エリック
Languages
English (120)
Spanish (2)
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